Isn't OSX really just a variant of Linux?
XBMC can run on pretty much anything, your biggest issue is the graphics capabilities as it requires OpenGL- and it's fussy.
I have an old Shuttle PC running XBMC with 512MB ram and a 2600 AMD processor which is underclocked- seems to run nicely using the onboard 440 graphics card but it was a ****** to get the drivers sorted on Linux. I tried it on Unichrome graphics card found on 99% of the Via ITX boards and it failed, it didn't even try lol.
Although I think most Macs will be ok as very early on they had the Voodoo PCI graphics cards? Seem to remember macs being a good source for them among PC users.
Who built 0.6 then?
You want iPod support:
You want OSX support:
Either find an OSX dev or get osx users to start donating for it.
I must agree, I don't see any point or advantage in using OSX over others. If there was it would be far wider developed!
I want iPod support for AMP not OM.
0.6 didn't work anyway remember! Came up with the missing file error in mono.
There probably isn't any justification, other than the mac mini was really the form factor that actually made the whole carpc a viable proposition for many (myself included)
It was just somewhat annoying that you basically said 'OM works for macs' and then i spent several hours trying to work out how the hell you run what appeared to be an .exe before realizing that mono was the answer, then it didn't run. Then I waited 2 months to be told that 0.7 was coming, then 0.7 was abandoned and now 0.8 and all future versions are scrapped.
Fair enough that you are doing great work with OM, but managing your users expectations is also necessary.
Would it be countless hours of work to use the 0.7 back end with a 0.6 opengl compliant front end? (which presumably exists because presumably you did have 0.6 working)
Or failing that (because i'm not precious about os x in my car pc) But with the powerpc linux release, is there a version of linux that would run OM and be able to restart my G4 Mac Mini after a power failure? (basically my carnetix power supply lead that allows power on rubbed on the case and it broke so now I just allow it to kill the power with the deadman timer and then when it restores power the mac mini knows to turn on)
power control, audio system interaction, application embedding, etc. would take even more work. Then you still have the issue of designing osx specific plugins for audio routing (for the hd/xm/am/fm/dab radios), audio/video playback, wifi, bluetooth, etc. I think its better to focus efforts on the platforms we can provide that for then offer a featureless front end on OSX.
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ports/releases/10.10/release/ <-Released yesterday
If the mini powers up after a power failure, thats a hardware thing...not really an OS thing.
Yes but it's only settable from the OS control panel. I suppose if i find out what the actual command in terminal it's using then it is possible.
hardware... and i'm pretty sure the tools to configure the OpenFirmware or EFI is configurable from tools on other OSs also...just need to download them.